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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212503/lactobacillus-buchneri-s-layer-as-carrier-for-an-ara-h-2-derived-peptide-for-peanut-allergen-specific-immunotherapy
#1
Julia Anzengruber, Merima Bublin, Eva Bönisch, Bettina Janesch, Angelika Tscheppe, Matthias L Braun, Eva-Maria Varga, Christine Hafner, Heimo Breiteneder, Christina Schäffer
Peanut allergy is an IgE-mediated severe hypersensitivity disorder. The lack of a treatment of this potentially fatal allergy has led to intensive research on vaccine development. Here, we describe the design and initial characterization of a carrier-bound peptide derived from the most potent peanut allergen, Ara h 2, as a candidate vaccine. Based on the adjuvant capability of bacterial surface (S-) layers, a fusion protein of the S-layer protein SlpB from Lactobacillus buchneri CD034 and the Ara h 2-derived peptide AH3a42 was produced...
February 14, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208101/berberine-as-a-chemical-and-pharmacokinetic-marker-of-the-butanol-extracted-food-allergy-herbal-formula-2
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Nan Yang, Kamal Srivastava, Ying Song, Changda Liu, Sool Cho, Yujuan Chen, Xiu-Min Li
RATIONALE: Food Allergy Herbal Formula 2 (FAHF-2) provided protection against peanut anaphylaxis in a murine model and induced beneficial immune-modulation in humans. Butanol-refined FAHF-2, B-FAHF-2, retained safety and efficacy in the peanut allergic murine model at only 1/5 of FAHF-2 dosage. One compound, berberine, was isolated and identified in vitro as a bioactive component present in FAHF-2 and B-FAHF-2. The aim of this study was to investigate berberine as a chemical and pharmacokinetic marker of B-FAHF-2...
February 13, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207427/progression-and-characterization-of-the-accelerated-atherosclerosis-in-iliac-artery-of-new-zealand-white-rabbits-effect-of-simvastatin
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Jitendra S Kanshana, Vivek Khanna, Vishal Singh, Manish Jain, Ankita Misra, Sachin Kumar, Mariya Farooqui, Manoj K Barthwal, Madhu Dikshit
OBJECTIVE: Although atherosclerosis is described in New Zealand White rabbit's iliac artery, yet details of time-dependent atherosclerosis progression are not well known. Further, a well characterized accelerated model of atherosclerosis is also required for the screening of candidate drugs to target specific steps of atherosclerosis development. The present study extensively characterizes the time-dependent plaque composition and functional responses of the atherosclerosis in rabbit iliac artery and its modification by simvastatin...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201853/antigenic-cross-reactivity-between-schistosoma-mansoni-and-peanut-a-role-for-cross-reactive-carbohydrate-determinants-ccds-and-implications-for-the-hygiene-hypothesis
#4
Joseph E Igetei, Marwa El-Faham, Susan Liddell, Michael J Doenhoff
The antigenic reactivity of constituents of Schistosoma mansoni and peanut (Arachis hypogaea) was investigated to determine whether identical antigenic epitopes possessed by both organisms provided a possible explanation for the negative correlation between chronic schistosome infection and atopy to allergens. Aqueous extracts of peanuts were probed in Western immunoblots with rabbit IgG antibodies raised against the egg, cercarial and adult worm stages of S. mansoni. Several molecules in the peanut extract were antigenically reactive with antibodies from the various rabbit anti-schistosome sera...
February 15, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199148/presence-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-escherichia-coli-in-ready-to-eat-foods-in-shaanxi-china
#5
Allah Bux Baloch, Hua Yang, Yuqing Feng, Meili Xi, Qian Wu, Qinhao Yang, Jingsi Tang, Xiangxiang He, Yingping Xiao, Xiaodong Xia
The aim of this study was to determine the presence and characteristics of Escherichia coli in ready-to-eat (RTE) foods. A total of 300 RTE foods samples were collected in Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China: 50 samples of cooked meat, 165 samples of vegetable salad, 50 samples of cold noodles, and 35 samples of salted boiled peanuts. All samples were collected during summer (in July to October) 2011 and 2012 and surveyed for the presence of E. coli . E. coli isolates recovered were classified by phylogenetic typing using a PCR assay...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199065/rapid-characterization-of-trace-aflatoxin-b1-on-groundnuts-wheat-and-maize-by-dispersive-liquid-liquid-microextraction-followed-by-direct-electrospray-probe-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Thiphol Satarpai, Atitaya Siripinyanond, Hung Su, Jentaie Shiea
RATIONALE: Aflatoxins are poisonous and cancer-related chemical compounds commonly existed in crops and plants. Aflatoxin B1 is the most toxic compound among aflatoxins and has been classified as Group 1 carcinogenic to human, especially on liver cancer. Herein, an ambient mass spectrometric method was developed for rapid characterization of trace aflatoxin B1 on peanuts. METHODS: Direct electrospray probe tandem mass spectrometry was used to detect aflatoxin B1 on peanuts...
February 15, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197701/-innovative-forms-of-specific-immunotherapy
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P Zieglmayer
The clinical efficacy of allergen-specific immunotherapy depends on tolerance induction. Treatment success is currently limited by treatment-related adverse reactions. Novel approaches mainly target improvement of tolerability in addition to optimized immunogenicity. For epicutaneous immunotherapy (EPIT), commercially available treatment extracts are applied to skin via a patch. The route exhibits excellent tolerability and good clinical efficacy. The first encouraging data on a peanut EPIT were published in 2016...
February 14, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197153/genetic-dissection-of-novel-qtls-for-resistance-to-leaf-spots-and-tomato-spotted-wilt-virus-in-peanut-arachis-hypogaea-l
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Manish K Pandey, Hui Wang, Pawan Khera, Manish K Vishwakarma, Sandip M Kale, Albert K Culbreath, C Corley Holbrook, Xingjun Wang, Rajeev K Varshney, Baozhu Guo
Peanut is an important crop, economically and nutritiously, but high production cost is a serious challenge to peanut farmers as exemplified by chemical spray to control foliar diseases such as leaf spots and thrips, the vectors of tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). The objective of this research was to map the quantitative trait loci (QTLs) for resistance to leaf spots and TSWV in one recombinant inbred line (RIL) mapping population of "Tifrunner × GT-C20" for identification of linked markers for marker-assisted breeding...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194808/influence-of-japanese-consumer-gender-and-age-on-sensory-attributes-and-preference-a-case-study-on-deep-fried-peanuts
#9
Atsushi Miyagi
BACKGROUND: Detailed exploration of sensory perception as well as preference across gender and age for a certain food is very useful for developing a vendible food commodity related to physiological and psychological motivation for food preference. Sensory tests including color, sweetness, bitterness, fried peanut aroma, textural preference, and overall liking of deep-fried peanuts were carried out using 417 healthy Japanese consumers with varying frying time (2, 4, 6, 9, 12, and 15 min) at 150 °C...
February 13, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194191/prediction-of-clinical-peanut-allergy-status-among-children-in-hamilton-ontario-using-chart-review-data-collected-during-2012-2015
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Elizabeth Simms, Gary Foster, Katherine Arias, Mark Larché, Tosha Freitag, Tina Walker, Susanna Goncharova, Andrea Marrin, Andreas Freitag, Manel Jordana, Susan Waserman
BACKGROUND: Peanut sensitization does not necessarily indicate clinical peanut allergy, and uncertainty as to whether or not there is true peanut allergy can lead to increased anxiety and decreased quality of life for patients and their families. The gold standard for diagnosing clinical peanut allergy is the oral food challenge, but this method is time-consuming and can cause severe allergic reactions. It would therefore be beneficial to develop a tool for predicting clinical peanut allergy in peanut-sensitized individuals whose peanut allergy status is unknown so as to better determine who requires an oral food challenge for diagnosis...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194188/primum-non-nocere-first-do-no-harm-and-then-feed-peanut
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Kyla Jade Hildebrand, Elissa Michele Abrams, Timothy K Vander Leek, Julia Elizabeth Mainwaring Upton, Douglas P Mack, Linda Kirste, Christine McCusker, Sandeep Kapur
The Addendum Guidelines for the Prevention of Peanut Allergy in the United States-Report of the NIAID-Sponsored Expert Panel were developed to build on previous food allergy guidelines after several key studies demonstrated the benefit of early introduction of allergenic foods. These landmark studies including the Learning Early about Peanut (LEAP), LEAP-On and Enquiring about Tolerance trials created a paradigm shift in food allergy prevention. The "take home" messages of this guideline include that peanut should be introduced early in the first year of life, and for the majority of infants, peanut can be introduced at home...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194094/food-seeking-in-a-risky-environment-a-method-for-evaluating-risk-and-reward-value-in-food-seeking-and-consumption-in-mice
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Sarah H Lockie, Clare V McAuley, Sasha Rawlinson, Natalie Guiney, Zane B Andrews
Most studies that measure food intake in mice do so in the home cage environment. This necessarily means that mice do not engage in food seeking before consumption, a behavior that is ubiquitous in free-living animals. We modified and validated several commonly used anxiety tests to include a palatable food reward within the anxiogenic zone. This allowed us to assess risk-taking behavior in food seeking in mice in response to different metabolic stimuli. We modified the open field test and the light/dark box by placing palatable peanut butter chips within a designated food zone inside the anxiogenic zone of each apparatus...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192569/implementing-primary-prevention-for-peanut-allergy-at-a-population-level
#13
Paul J Turner, Dianne E Campbell
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192142/prediction-of-peanut-allergy-in-adolescence-by-early-childhood-storage-protein-specific-ige-signatures-the-bamse-population-based-birth-cohort
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Anna Asarnoj, Carl Hamsten, Christian Lupinek, Erik Melén, Niklas Andersson, Josep M Anto, Jean Bousquet, Rudolf Valenta, Marianne van Hage, Magnus Wickman
IgE signatures to peanut allergen measured in early childhood allow predicting the likelihood of peanut allergy in adolescence. Peanut symptoms and Ara h 2 IgE >2.0 ISU-E at 4 years predict peanut allergy in adolescence.
February 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191711/bioinformatic-screening-and-detection-of-allergen-cross-reactive-ige-binding-epitopes
#15
Scott McClain
Protein allergens can be related by cross-reactivity. Allergens that share relevant sequence can cross-react, those lacking similarity in their IgE antibody-binding epitopes do not cross-react. Cross-reactivity is based on shared epitopes which is due to shared sequence and higher level structure (charge and shape). Epitopes can be important in predicting cross-reactivity potential and may provide the potential to establish criteria that identify homology among allergens. Selected allergen's IgE binding epitope sequences were used to determine how the FASTA algorithm could be used to identify a threshold of significance...
February 13, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191286/the-regulation-of-tumor-suppressor-protein-p53-and-estrogen-receptor-er%C3%AE-by-resveratrol-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Julieta Saluzzo, Kelly M Hallman, Katie Aleck, Brigitte Dwyer, Meghan Quigley, Viktoria Mladenovik, Amy E Siebert, Sumi Dinda
Resveratrol (RES) is a natural antioxidant found abundantly in grapes, peanuts, and berries, and is known to possess anti-tumorigenic properties. However, there is a noticeable lack of studies on the mechanistic effects of Resveratrol on tumor suppressors. Previous studies from our laboratory have shown the tumor suppressor protein p53 and estrogen receptor-alpha (ERα) to be possible molecular targets for RES. In this study, the anti-estrogenic effects of RES were analyzed on the expression of ERα and p53...
November 2016: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185785/can-antibiotics-cause-a-psychosis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Duy Ly, Lynn E DeLisi
It is relatively unknown that some of the possible side effects of antibiotic treatment can be transient psychotic episodes and other encephalopathies such as seizure disorders. Since these are rare events, there have not been many studies about them, nor is there a clear understanding of the underlying basis for these symptoms. This phenomenon was recently brought to our attention by a patient whose case history is discussed here. For the past few years, he has been diagnosed at different times with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder with psychosis, temporal lobe epilepsy, and psychogenic nonepileptic seizures...
February 6, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182679/comparative-host-selection-responses-of-specialist-helicoverpa-assulta-and-generalist-helicoverpa-armigera-moths-in-complex-plant-environments
#18
Wei-Zheng Li, Xiao-Hui Teng, Hong-Fei Zhang, Ting Liu, Qiong Wang, Guohui Yuan, Xian-Ru Guo
We tested the behavioral responses of ovipositing females and natal larvae of two sibling species, a generalist Helicoverpa armigera (Hübner) and a specialist Helicoverpa assulta (Guenée), to odor sources emitted from different combinations of six plant species (tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum; hot pepper, Capsicum annuum; tomato, Solanum esculentum; cotton, Gossypium hirsutum; peanut, Arachis hypogaea; maize, Zea mays). Under the conditions of plant materials versus corresponding controls, both stages of both species could find their corresponding host plants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179943/synthesis-of-multi-lactose-appended-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-and-its-cholesterol-lowering-effects-in-niemann-pick-type-c-disease-like-hepg2-cells
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Keiichi Motoyama, Rena Nishiyama, Yuki Maeda, Taishi Higashi, Yoichi Ishitsuka, Yuki Kondo, Tetsumi Irie, Takumi Era, Hidetoshi Arima
Niemann-Pick type C (NPC) disease, characterized by intracellular accumulation of unesterified cholesterol and other lipids owing to defects in two proteins NPC1 and NPC2, causes neurodegeneration and other fatal neurovisceral symptoms. Currently, treatment of NPC involves the use of 2-hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD). HP-β-CD is effective in the treatment of hepatosplenomegaly in NPC disease, albeit at a very high dose. One of the methods to reduce the required dose of HP-β-CD for treatment of NPC is to actively targeting hepatocytes with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD)...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173607/review-suggests-that-the-immunoregulatory-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-allergenic-foods-can-provoke-oral-tolerance-if-introduced-early-to-infants-diets
#20
REVIEW
Despina-Zoe T Mermiri, Theodora Lappa, Athina L Papadopoulou
: For years, the advice was to postpone introducing allergenic foods, in order to prevent food allergies. However, food allergies have escalated rather than declined and our review of the latest epidemiological, immunological and nutritional research suggests that early weaning practices may be beneficial. The most allergenic foods, such as fish, eggs and peanuts, have proved to be inherently rich in tolerogenic substances that can play a significant role in preventing allergies. CONCLUSION: We found evidence that the immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory properties of allergenic foods can provoke oral tolerance if introduced early to both low-risk and high-risk infants...
February 7, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
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